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  • WA U.S. Senator blocks "born alive" bill after VA controversy

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington senior Senator Patty Murray blocked unanimous consent on a "born alive" bill aimed at addressing the recent controversy in Virginia regarding abortion up until the time of birth, according to various reports. Murray was Democratic Senator who spoke on the Senate Floor objecting to the legislation proposed by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska). According to TheHill. com, Murray delivered the following comments in a floor speech, "We have laws against infanticide in this country.
  • Howard Schultz versus the new Democratic Party

    ...- KVI show host John Carlson (6a-9a)
    Howard Schultz's hints about an independent 2020 Presidential run prompted me to sum up my thoughts in this new column for Crosscut. com.
  • Dumb criminal nearly nabbed pawning $11,000 stolen ring

    ...- KVI Staff
    A snatch-and-grab jewelry store thief nearly got nailed in Portland, OR when he apparently tried to sell back the stolen treasure at another store in the chain where he committed the original crime, according to KATU News.
  • Death penalty reinstatement proposed to protect WA prison guards

    ...- KVI Staff
    Incarcerated prison inmates could be subjected to execution for aggravated murder committed behind bars in Washington if the State Legislature and governor approve a new bill by a Republican State Senator representing the Monroe area. SB 5364 bill is sponsored by State Senator, Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro Wooley), in what he says is an effort to protect prison correctional officers like Jayme Biendl, who was murdered by Monroe Corrections Center inmate Byron Scherf on January 29, 2011.
  • Another truck crash in Tacoma work zone cripples commute

    ...- KVI Staff
    For the second time in one week an overnight tractor trailer crash in the construction zone of I-5 near the Highway 16 interchange grinds traffic to a halt. Just after 3:30 a. m. Wednesday, a semi struck the barrier on southbound I-5 at S. M. St. , blocking all lanes of traffic in both directions in a closure that lasted for several hours. Crews reopened the freeway around 7:10 a. m. Six crashes have occurred in this general area since late September, according to Washington State Patrol.
  • Trucks repeatedly crashing in Tacoma's I-5 construction zone

    ...- KVI Staff
    Five tractor-trailer crashes in five months along the same stretch of I-5 near the Highway 16 interchange in Tacoma. According to KOMO News, transportation officials say driver error is to blame. All the crashes are clogging traffic on an already packed part of I-5 which has been undergoing various phases of construction for years between the Puyallup River Bridge on the northeast edge of town and the Highway 16 junction.
  • Heroin related drug cases show no sign of abating in Seattle

    ...- KVI Staff
    Two new drug stories within 24 hours in Seattle indicate there is no slowdown in the area when it comes to local crime and health problems. Court papers say a Renton man who was captured after a high-speed car chase that finally ended near Seattle's Northgate Mall on I-5 had nearly half-a-pound (7 oz) of heroin and meth on him after he car-jacked a taxi in Lynnwood and fled the scene.
  • Seattle's two tier-system for law breakers

    ...- KVI Staff
    Drivers blocking intersections and bus-only lanes could soon be ticketed with the help of more surveillance cameras. Click the above image to listen to KOMO News coverage of the story. Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan, and the city council want to use the traffic surveillance cameras to issue tickets to drivers who "block the box" and prevent cross-traffic from moving when the light turns green.
  • WA Congressman shares what it'll take for Trump to change his mind on wall

    ...- KVI Staff
    On the 19th day of the partial US government shutdown due to a Congressional and Presidential stalemate on border security, KVI host John Carlson interviews Washington Congressman, Adam Smith (D-Bellevue), who has been a vocal critic of Trump's border wall request but seemed to open the door to changing his mind. "I disagree with, right now, the idea that it make sense to build more of a wall," said Smith, who now chairs the House Armed Services Committee, which deals with military oversight.
  • Puget Sound School Closures and Delays for Mon. Jan. 7th

    ...- KVI Staff
    Schools closed today in Carbonado, Kent, Puyallup, Sumner-Bonnie Lake, Tahoma. All of those districtsare closed today due to power outtages. In Federal Way the following schools are closed due to power outtages:Lakeland elementary, Rainier View elementary, and Sequoyah Middle School are all shutdown today. But otherFederal Way schools that do have power are on normal schedule. For the full list of closures and delays, click here.
  • Commentary: Seattle, King Co. credibility on homelessness sinks to a new low.

    ...- Producer, Phil Vandervort
    If you thought Seattle and King County's response to homelessness couldn't get much worse, well, County Executive Dow Constantine just did the political version of "Hold my beer". Executive Constantine and Seattle's mayor, Jenny Durkan, held a press conference yesterday to announce a partnership with the business community to be more accountable to fixing (or stopping) homelessness. KOMO News covered this press conference and the story with video of Executive Constantine is linked here.
  • Why there was no tornado warning before twister hit Pt. Orchard

    ...- KVI Staff
    KOMO meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell explains why there was no warning or prediction about a tornado threat when it swept through Port Orchard, WA on December 18th, 2018.
  • Homeless solidarity group called "terrorist" after threats in Olympia

    ...- KVI Staff
    A pivotal and intense legal battle over homelessness is reaching a crescendo in Olympia, Washington this week. It comes down to Olympia business owners and a group of homeless activists. KVI's John Carlson interviewed an Olympia commercial real estate broker, Amy Evans, who describes the activist group as a "terrorist organization" for their tactics against the business owners.
  • "And Another Thing..." podcast on heroin injection site ruling Dec6, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    Special guest, KVI's Kirby Wilbur, joins John Carlson to discuss this morning's breaking news from the Washington Supreme Court which just ruled unanimously that no public vote can be held on King County's planned pilot project for supervised heroin injection sites. Kirby and John go through the background of the ruling, why a heroin injection site in Vancouver BC that the King Co.
  • "And Another Thing...Sumner homeless man speaks" podcast Dec 5, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson interviews an on-again, off-again homeless man from Sumner WA who turned in a bag of money he found in the parking lot of the Sumner Food Bank. Kevin Booth made the fateful decision and explained the story to KVI. After food bank staffed checked the bag, they found it contained $17,000 in cash. It was turned over to Sumner Police and three months later, nobody stepped forward to claim the money.
  • WA U.S. Senator blocks "born alive" bill after VA controversy

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington senior Senator Patty Murray blocked unanimous consent on a "born alive" bill aimed at addressing the recent controversy in Virginia regarding abortion up until the time of birth, according to various reports. Murray was Democratic Senator who spoke on the Senate Floor objecting to the legislation proposed by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska). According to TheHill. com, Murray delivered the following comments in a floor speech, "We have laws against infanticide in this country.
  • Howard Schultz versus the new Democratic Party

    ...- KVI show host John Carlson (6a-9a)
    Howard Schultz's hints about an independent 2020 Presidential run prompted me to sum up my thoughts in this new column for Crosscut. com.
  • Dumb criminal nearly nabbed pawning $11,000 stolen ring

    ...- KVI Staff
    A snatch-and-grab jewelry store thief nearly got nailed in Portland, OR when he apparently tried to sell back the stolen treasure at another store in the chain where he committed the original crime, according to KATU News.
  • Death penalty reinstatement proposed to protect WA prison guards

    ...- KVI Staff
    Incarcerated prison inmates could be subjected to execution for aggravated murder committed behind bars in Washington if the State Legislature and governor approve a new bill by a Republican State Senator representing the Monroe area. SB 5364 bill is sponsored by State Senator, Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro Wooley), in what he says is an effort to protect prison correctional officers like Jayme Biendl, who was murdered by Monroe Corrections Center inmate Byron Scherf on January 29, 2011.
  • Another truck crash in Tacoma work zone cripples commute

    ...- KVI Staff
    For the second time in one week an overnight tractor trailer crash in the construction zone of I-5 near the Highway 16 interchange grinds traffic to a halt. Just after 3:30 a. m. Wednesday, a semi struck the barrier on southbound I-5 at S. M. St. , blocking all lanes of traffic in both directions in a closure that lasted for several hours. Crews reopened the freeway around 7:10 a. m. Six crashes have occurred in this general area since late September, according to Washington State Patrol.
  • Trucks repeatedly crashing in Tacoma's I-5 construction zone

    ...- KVI Staff
    Five tractor-trailer crashes in five months along the same stretch of I-5 near the Highway 16 interchange in Tacoma. According to KOMO News, transportation officials say driver error is to blame. All the crashes are clogging traffic on an already packed part of I-5 which has been undergoing various phases of construction for years between the Puyallup River Bridge on the northeast edge of town and the Highway 16 junction.
  • Heroin related drug cases show no sign of abating in Seattle

    ...- KVI Staff
    Two new drug stories within 24 hours in Seattle indicate there is no slowdown in the area when it comes to local crime and health problems. Court papers say a Renton man who was captured after a high-speed car chase that finally ended near Seattle's Northgate Mall on I-5 had nearly half-a-pound (7 oz) of heroin and meth on him after he car-jacked a taxi in Lynnwood and fled the scene.
  • Seattle's two tier-system for law breakers

    ...- KVI Staff
    Drivers blocking intersections and bus-only lanes could soon be ticketed with the help of more surveillance cameras. Click the above image to listen to KOMO News coverage of the story. Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan, and the city council want to use the traffic surveillance cameras to issue tickets to drivers who "block the box" and prevent cross-traffic from moving when the light turns green.
  • WA Congressman shares what it'll take for Trump to change his mind on wall

    ...- KVI Staff
    On the 19th day of the partial US government shutdown due to a Congressional and Presidential stalemate on border security, KVI host John Carlson interviews Washington Congressman, Adam Smith (D-Bellevue), who has been a vocal critic of Trump's border wall request but seemed to open the door to changing his mind. "I disagree with, right now, the idea that it make sense to build more of a wall," said Smith, who now chairs the House Armed Services Committee, which deals with military oversight.
  • Puget Sound School Closures and Delays for Mon. Jan. 7th

    ...- KVI Staff
    Schools closed today in Carbonado, Kent, Puyallup, Sumner-Bonnie Lake, Tahoma. All of those districtsare closed today due to power outtages. In Federal Way the following schools are closed due to power outtages:Lakeland elementary, Rainier View elementary, and Sequoyah Middle School are all shutdown today. But otherFederal Way schools that do have power are on normal schedule. For the full list of closures and delays, click here.
  • Commentary: Seattle, King Co. credibility on homelessness sinks to a new low.

    ...- Producer, Phil Vandervort
    If you thought Seattle and King County's response to homelessness couldn't get much worse, well, County Executive Dow Constantine just did the political version of "Hold my beer". Executive Constantine and Seattle's mayor, Jenny Durkan, held a press conference yesterday to announce a partnership with the business community to be more accountable to fixing (or stopping) homelessness. KOMO News covered this press conference and the story with video of Executive Constantine is linked here.
  • Why there was no tornado warning before twister hit Pt. Orchard

    ...- KVI Staff
    KOMO meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell explains why there was no warning or prediction about a tornado threat when it swept through Port Orchard, WA on December 18th, 2018.
  • Homeless solidarity group called "terrorist" after threats in Olympia

    ...- KVI Staff
    A pivotal and intense legal battle over homelessness is reaching a crescendo in Olympia, Washington this week. It comes down to Olympia business owners and a group of homeless activists. KVI's John Carlson interviewed an Olympia commercial real estate broker, Amy Evans, who describes the activist group as a "terrorist organization" for their tactics against the business owners.
  • "And Another Thing..." podcast on heroin injection site ruling Dec6, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    Special guest, KVI's Kirby Wilbur, joins John Carlson to discuss this morning's breaking news from the Washington Supreme Court which just ruled unanimously that no public vote can be held on King County's planned pilot project for supervised heroin injection sites. Kirby and John go through the background of the ruling, why a heroin injection site in Vancouver BC that the King Co.
  • "And Another Thing...Sumner homeless man speaks" podcast Dec 5, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson interviews an on-again, off-again homeless man from Sumner WA who turned in a bag of money he found in the parking lot of the Sumner Food Bank. Kevin Booth made the fateful decision and explained the story to KVI. After food bank staffed checked the bag, they found it contained $17,000 in cash. It was turned over to Sumner Police and three months later, nobody stepped forward to claim the money.
  • Food bank keeps $17,000 after Sumner homeless man found bag of cash

    ...- KVI Staff
    A homeless man discovered a bag of cash near the Sumner Food Bank and turned it over to the food bank managers. The bag contained $17,000 in cash and after 90 days, no one has stepped forward, according to The (Tacoma) News Tribune, to claim the money. The cash windfall will now go to the food bank and be used to expand their operations. 32 year old Kevin Booth turned over the bag of money when he found it outside the food bank three months ago.
  • Commentary:  AP climate change story moves the goal posts

    ...- Producer Phil Vandervort
    The following views are not necessarily those of KVI ownership or management. They are the sole communication of news producer, Phil Vandervort: How are we supposed to have a coherent public debate about climate change when we get reporting like the following Associated Press article? I am merely a news consumer who tries to pay attention to the political rather than scientific calculations of the on-going climate change debate. I have no scientific expertise whatsoever.
  • "By grace of God" WA couple uninjured as tree smashes car

    ...- KVI Staff
    A 100-foot fir tree obliterated the front of Joseph and Deborah Bernard's Buick as they were driving north on Highway 101 approaching Quilcene, WA, but the couple escaped injury despite the tree's impact on the windshield and roof. KOMO News reports that the Bellingham, WA couple were returning home after visiting family for the Thanksgiving weekend. But just before 10 a. m.
  • No Child Sleeps Outside fundraiser begins for Seattle shelters

    ...- KVI staff
    From Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve day, the No Child Sleeps Outside campaign in King County is requesting donations to support homeless shelters for children and their parents. Fundraiser organizer and Starbucks senior vice-president John Kelly tells KVI, "This is the most solvable part of a very complex problem. "The fundraising goal is $2,000,000.
  • Seattle candidate says "The hate started to come our way" from political left

    ...- KVI Staff
    An aspiring political career in Seattle is on hold after city council candidate, Chris Rufo, says his wife and children were targeted with threats by political opponents. Rufo filed to run for city council against incumbent, Mike O'Brien, who represents northwest Seattle. Rufo tells KVI's John Carlson, "After the campaign started to build momentum... we got some positive media coverage, the hate started to come our way. "
  • NRA sues Washington over constitutionality of I-1639

    ...- KVI Staff
    Two gun rights groups, The National Rifle Association and The Second Amendment Foundation, are both suing Washington over the recent passage of I-1639 which state voters approved in the November 6, 2018 general election. I-1639 involves a variety of gun control measures sponsored by a group called Alliance for Gun Responsibility. Liberty Park Press columnist and North Bend, WA resident Dave Workman, tells KVI, "what this lawsuit focuses on is actually kind of clever.
  • Christmas care packages for troops stolen from WA VFW

    ...- KVI Staff
    Christmas care packages intended for local US troops serving over-seas this holiday season were stolen from a Lynden, WA Veterans of Foreign Wars hall this week, but the post commander vows to make sure new care packages get to those troops. KOMO News and the Bellingham Herald, both reported on this story. If you can help donate to the Lynden 9301 VFW, please consider a contribution. For a mailing address or to contact VFW 9301 click here.
  • Find election drop box closest to you

    ...- KVI Staff
    Tuesday November 6, 2018 is general election day in Washington. Mail in ballots can be submitted to a US Post Office with no postage required but must be postmarked by the end of the day. A blue mail box may not be collected after 3p or 5p in the afternoon, so don't depend on a drop off at a mail box to be postmarked in time to be valid and count toward the 2018 election.
  • KVI's Carlson: I-1631 like approving a bridge to nowhere

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson writes that the carbon fuel taxes which would increase if I-1631 is approved on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot in Washington will provide little environmental benefit but sizeable political benefit for future Washington governors. In his latest column for Crosscut. com, Carlson elucidates: Well, the professed goal (of I-1631) is winning the war against global warming. During his state of the state address last January, Gov.
  • WA one of worst states for gender pay gap

    ...- KOMO News
    A new study from the American Association of University Women finds Washington State ranks among the worst in the nation for the gender pay gap. Women in Washington make 78-cents on the dollar compared to men... that ranks the Evergreen State 35th in the nation. While the gap hasn't grown in recent years, progress has slowed down. California and Washington, D. C. are tied at the top of the list, where the pay gap is 89-cents on the dollar.
  • WA Supreme Court Justices could cash in on 18% pay raises

    ...- KVI Staff
    Salaries for Washington's statewide elected officials like State Supreme Court Justices as well as others could soon go updouble digits based on a proposal from TheWashington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. Gov. Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson would also receive significant pay raises approaching double digits. Salaries for the statewide elected officials in Washington can be found here.
  • John Carlson 2018 Ballot Initiative Endorsements

    ...- KVI host, John Carlson
    Big doings this November. At stake are three competitive seats in Congress (just one, the 8th district in east King County, is in Puget Sound country), control of the Washington State House and Senate in Olympia, and four statewide ballot measures. In more than 40 years of voting, I have never voted a straight party ticket. Not even when I was the Republican nominee for Governor 18 years ago.
  • Tacoma I-5 gridlock at Puyallup River Bridge nearly over

    ...- KVI Staff
    The joke around the KVI studios is that State Dept. of Transportation is trying to make Tacoma traffic as bad as Seattle's given the variety of construction projects along I-5 around the Tacoma Dome and the Puyallup River Bridge. But State DOT officials say the final phases of construction are about to begin which should bring an end to the crippling traffic delays due to the realignment of the Puyallup River Bridge between Tacoma and Fife. Here's the update from KOMO News.
  • Congressional debate: Dino Rossi vs. Dr. Kim Schrier

    ...- KVI Staff
    Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier met in Ellensburg, WA in their first and only debate before voters weigh in on the closely fought 8th District Congressional race. You can listen to the entire one hour debate which was held at the campus of Central Washington University by clicking the graphic above. Rossi is running against political newcomer Schrier for the Eastside seat being vacated by retiring Republican Dave Reichert.
  • Calculate your King County property taxes before you vote

    ...- KVI Staff
    There's an old adage that "knowing is half the battle. "King County Assessor John Wilson has unveiled a new web page allowing King County voters and property owners to see how any proposed property tax increase will impact their rent or mortgage. https://www. kingcounty. gov/depts/assessor. aspx.
  • Death penalty struck down completely over moral, financial aspects

    ...- KVI Staff
    Eight death row inmates in Washington will have their executions struck down in a ruling by the Supreme Court of Washington that the death penalty is un-constitutional. For more on the ruling, click here. Pierce County Prosecutor, Mark Lindquist, joined KVI to discuss the Supreme Court's decision, saying the unanimous ruling by the nine justices focused on two main concerns: a moral objection regarding racial disproportionality and a financial disproportionality.
  • "What are we doing here? Why are we punishing American companies?"

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington ballot initiative I-1631 asks voters to pay a higher tax on carbon fuel in an effort to emit less green house gases. The issue will be decided by Washington voters on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. KVI show host, John Carlson interviewed Ironworkers union Local 86 district council president, Steve Pendergrass about the labor union's opposition to I-1631. "Do we (Local 86) believe there's global warming? Yes we (Local 86) do. Do we (Local 86) need to address it?
  • Convicted rapist and murderer overturns WA death penalty

    ...- KVI Staff
    In a unanimous ruling the Washington Supreme Court today abolished the death penalty saying that the death penalty, as applied, violates the state Constitution. The ruling held that the eight people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison. Five justices said the "death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner. "
  • PHOTOS: KVI Listener Appreciation Party with our daytime Radio Hosts

    ...- KVI Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash. -- On Tuesday, October 9th, 570 KVI hosted our loyal listeners for a very special KVI Listener Appreciation Party at KOMO Plaza. All of our daytime show hosts were in attendance for the evening, which included a Q & A session. John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Lars Larson, Jamie van Camp and David Markley joined host Phil Vandervort on stage to discuss the upcoming midterm elections to their favorite restaurant and guilty pleasures.
  • "F" grade for WA governor on fiscal restraint in new survey

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington, D. C. – Washington Governor Jay Inslee received an "F" grade and was rated the worst governor in the U. S. for fiscal restraint in a new survey released today by the Cato Institute. The biennial Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors, produced by Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies and editor of www. DownsizingGovernment. org, uses statistical data to grade governors on their taxing and spending records from a limited-government perspective. Edwards says Gov.
  • U.S. Senate debate between Cantwell and Hutchison starts at 12:30p today

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI sister-station, KOMO TV, will be live streaming the U. S. Senate debate today at 12:30p between Democratic incumbent Maria Cantwell and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison. It will be one of two debates between the two candidates. Use this link to reach the on-line video feed of the debate when it starts at 12:30. The debate takes place at the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA.
  • Black Hawk chopper, classic cars among highlights of Spanaway WA event for families

    ...- KVI Staff
    Fans of superhero comic books, classic cars and military hardware will converge at Bethel High School tomorrow Saturday October 6th in Spanaway WA for All Bethel Community Day. The event is free--perfect for kids and families--and open to the public at the school campus. Among the scheduled highlights tomorrow:8:30 a. m. – UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter scheduled to land9 - 11 a. m. – Seahawks mascot Blitz10 a. m. – Superhero parade starting in the cafeteria10:30 a. m.
  • Up front costs to buy home in Seattle are double the national average

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle--especially the politicians--routinely complain about the expensive housing costs here. Now a new report shows that the upfront costs for buying a house are double the national average. According to the stats from the real estate website Zillow and the contractor referral site Thumbtack. com, the down payment, coupled with cleaning costs appraisal, transfer taxes, homeowners insurance, title insurance, origination fee (among others) total $80,091 in Seattle compared to the U. S.
  • Gov. Inslee's ironic tweet about polygraphs

    ...- KVI Staff
    Comments by Pres. Trump about supporting a clean environment have touched a nerve with Gov. Jay Inslee. Trump, in Las Vegas last Friday night for a candidate rally, told the crowd that he wants "crystal clean air" and "crystal clean water". Trump's comment, summarized in the embeded tweet below by a White House news correspondent attending Trump's speech prompted Gov. Inslee to take a political swipe at Trump. Gov.
  • KVI giving away $500 Safeway gas cards twice each weekday

    ...- KVI Seattle
    KVI listeners have a chance to win a $500 Safeway gas card starting at 6:59 each weekday morning on The John Carlson Show and a second chance to win a $500 Safeway gas card will be announced at 7:05 each weekday morning. The contest, titled Free Gas & Free Cash, also enters participants into a $5000 cash grand prize drawing on October 22nd, 2018. Here's how the contest works: At 6:59 each weekday morning a contest keyword will be announced.
  • Tacoma schools announce deal to end teachers' strike

    ...- KVI Staff
    Tacoma School District teachers vote today at 11am PDT on a new labor deal that will end an eight day strike and it would send students back to school for Monday September 17th, 2018. No details of the tentative deal have been revealed so far but a joint statement by the district and the teacher union said the deal will allow the district to recruit and retain strong teachers. However, it states without changes in state funding Tacoma Schools will "face painful cuts.
  • The public relations battle over bitter Tacoma teachers strike

    ...- KVI Staff
    Now entering its second week, the Tacoma school teachers strike continues with no clear sign that it will be solved before early next week. And that's being optimistic. In an interview with Tacoma School District spokesman, Dan Voelpel, KVI's John Carlson said bluntly, "It seems to me you guys are losing the P. R. (public relations) battle. And one of the reasons why is that I don't think the general public has a clear understanding of the compensation of Tacoma teachers. "
  • Some quick and cheap ideas to improve Seattle's horrible I-5 traffic

    ...- KVI Staff
    Another new report details how bad Seattle drivers are. And that's one part of the problem with the 9th worst traffic in the nation (for 2018) when the city itself is only the 22nd biggest city in the country. But along with bad drivers, Seattle is plagued by a history of imbecilic freeway engineers. Their biggest sin for the I-5 corridor through Seattle is a series of on and off-ramps that are on completely opposite sides of the freeway.
  • "And Another Thing..." podcast Sept6, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    Six teachers unions are currently striking in Washington, the financially disconnected claim some unions are making about the money other districts received, look at the Tacoma district, stats show that Issaquah school district got $2000 less per student than some districts, there's one factor beyond money that is a bigger influence on educational achievement.
  • Opinion: The cruel and unusual irony of homelessness

    ...- Producer Phil Vandervort
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that its unconstitutional for police to arrest homeless people sleeping on sidewalks or public areas like parks under aBoise, Idaho city ordinance.According to the Associated Press,the biggest issue was th
  • "And Another Thing..." podcast Sept5, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    I-1000 has been introduced to WA Legislature, it's called One Washington and it would eliminate I-200 which halted racial preferences, race-based criteria for college admissions, the difference between civil rights groups today versus civil rights groups
  • 12th mutilated cat discovered near Lacey, reward jumps to $36,000

    ...- KVI Seattle
    KVI's John Carlson examines the continuing concern about unsolved cat mutilations between Tumwater WA and Lacey WA, including cases in Olympia WA.Twelve dismembered cats have now been discovered since February 2018. Authorities say they have no substantial
  • Expect a return of smoky skies soon for Puget Sound

    ...- KVI Staff
    After finally reaching some clear skies and a weather pattern to sweep out the smoke covering Western Washington, KOMO meterologist Scott Sistek reports that the smoky skies will likely return for the final days of August.There are not very many scenarios
  • UPDATE: suspected kidnapping in Olympia turns out to be a hoax

    ...- KVI Seattle
    A bizarre kidnapping involving suspects in jumpsuits and hoods in Olympia has turned out to be a hoax.The prank was originally considered a crime after a red Ford pick-up truck seen in surveillance footage was fleeing Olympia's Heritage Park.Below is a W
  • "And Another Thing" podcast Aug22, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson digs into the power of the teacher's unions, teachers in Aberdeen WA are asking for a 35% pay raise now that districts are receiving McCleary ruling money from the state, why the public is prevented from knowing about how taxpayer salari
  • Teen girl fights off attempted kidnapper in Kent; suspect sketch released

    ...- KVI Staff
    KENT, Wash. - King County Sheriff's detectives are asking for help to identify a man accused of trying to sexually assault and kidnap a 16-year-old girl in Kent last week.Investigators said the teen was out walking/jogging around 11:45 p.m. on August 13 ne
  • New school discipline guidelines aim to keep WA kids from falling behind

    ...- KVI Staff
    New rules for student discipline are arriving at Washington public school campuses when students return to class in September. The new discipline criteria have been crafted over the last few years but go into effect now.KVI's John Carlson interviewed Supe
  • "And Another Thing..." podcast Aug15, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington schools will no longer be able to suspend or discipline mis-behaving students, the new policy to start the school year in September begs a variety of questions about parental responsibility, sub-conscious bias/racism, and what happens when chron
  • Former co-worker witnesses stolen plane flight, then discovers he knew the pilot

    ...- KVI Staff
    From his yard in Eatonville WA, KVI listener Nick heard the unmistakable sound of the Horizon Air turbo-prop airplane flying 300 feet off the ground.I am in awe. Just shocked, Nick told KVI's John Carlson on this morning's show. The Bombardier Q400 was
  • Kent Police Chief opens up about officer's death, car chase that caused it

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson interviews Kent Police Chief, Rafael Padilla, about the memorial for officer Diego Moreno who was killed July 22 as he was laying out spike strips to stop a suspect vehicle and driver fleeing police. Padilla talks about the remarkable s
  • "And Another Thing..." John Carlson podcast July 16, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    A Seattle elementary school part time instructor for special education students is charged with sexually assaulting a student, the man somehow managed to keep his teaching job despite atrocious annual employee reviews and repeated occasions of alcohol cons
  • "And Another Thing..." John Carlson Podcast July 11, 2018

    ...- KVI Staff
    WA Lt. Gov. tweets some blatant and unsubstantiated stereotypes (including calling them White nationalists) of Republicans, so here's the challenge for the Lt. Gov.,a notable Washington Republican calls out the blatant hyperbole in the anti-Trump tweet,
  • Trump travel ban prevails in U.S. Supreme Court

    ...- KVI Staff
    The travel ban sought by Pres. Donald Trump on seven Middle Eastern and African nations has prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court with a 5-4 ruling.Washington Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, had joined the lawsuit to block the travel ban which was brought b
  • US Supreme Court sends case of WA florist back to Olympia

    ...- KVI Staff
    The United States Supreme Court ordered the case of a Washington florist, Baronelle Stutzman, back to the Supreme Court of Washington, declining to hear the appeal but remanding it for new review in light of the High Court's recent decision involving a Col
  • Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels roars to life June 30-July 1st

    ...- KVI Staff
    The 8th Annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels Show features military aircraft, stunt pilots, a car show, children's activities, food and drink at the Gig Harbor Airport on the weekend of June 30th-July 1st. KVI's John Carlson interviews event spokesman, Doug
  • Commentary: Seattle fiddling while Rome burns

    ...- producer Phil Vandervort phil@kvi.com
    A Seattle homeless man attacks a tourist near the Space Needle. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan brushes it off saying its an anomaly. Of course she's not concerned for the safety of ordinary people on the streets of Seattle, she's protected by a Seattle Police
  • 0.0013% of Amazon workers signed petition to keep Seattle 'head tax'

    ...- KVI Staff
    While the No Tax On Jobs campaign claimed they were gathering upwards of 40,000 signatures to repeal Seattle's $47 million a year employee head tax which was ultimately repealed in a 7-2 vote by the same Seattle City Council that enacted it in May 2018 wit
  • Seattle council repeals 'head tax' on city's big businesses

    ...- Associated Press & KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness cr
  • Found alive: missing teen runaway found in Puyallup

    ...- KVI Staff
    Spotted at a bus stop in Puyallup, WA 15-year-old Lilieana (Lily) Christopherson was found alive after being reported missing 25 days prior on May 9th. Puyallup and Bonney Lake Police have said that due to privacy concerns for the underage victim of suspec
  • KVI's Kirby Wilbur shifts into afternoon drive 3p-6p on June 4th

    ...- KVI Staff
    For frustrated afternoon commuters around Puget Sound there's finally some relief for your drive--albeit on your radio dial--not on the pavement. KVI's Kirby Wilbur brings his show to the afternoon drive 3p-6p starting Monday June 4, 2018.After taking Por
  • Eating pizza and pasta to oppose Seattle's employee head tax

    ...- KVI Staff
    Talk about a win-win situation! KVI's John Carlson does his part to oppose the Seattle employee head tax and eats some delicious food at the same time.Listen to John's description of the crowds that are jamming Peel & Press restaurant in West Seattle to s
  • Two Washington Congresswomen ignore local political bullying amid new campaign

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) and Suzan Del Bene(D-Kirkland) are touting a new anti-bullying campaign called DCBullyBusters which is attempting to discourage bullying in the upcoming election cycle which culminates with the November
  • Seattle's Magnolia Bridge embodies city's spending problems

    ...- KVI Staff
    The 90-year-old bridge connecting Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood to the rest of the city may be too expensive to fully replace, according to Seattle's Department of Transportation.The alert, delivered to frustrated and angry Magnolia residents at a town
  • Seattle City Councilwomen confronted in SODO over proposed employee head tax

    ...- KVI Staff
    Frustrated Seattle residents shared their concerns with two Seattle City Councilmembers about the homeless crisis and a proposed $75 million employee head tax on the biggest companies in town after a week of vivid confrontations around the city.The audio
  • Seattle construction workers shout down Kshama Sawant over 'head tax'

    ...- KVI Seattle
    Construction workers confronted and shouted down Seattle City Council woman, Kshama Sawant, as she was speaking on a public address system in front of the Amazon Spheres pushing for her plan to enact an employee head tax on major employers like Amazon. See
  • Supervised heroin injection site lawsuit goes to State Supreme Court

    ...- KVI Staff
    The fate of King County voters deciding the future of two proposed supervised heroin injection sites will now go to the Supreme Court of Washington (SCOW). The State High Court agreed to hear the appeal of Initiative 27 (I-27) which seeks to put the two pr
  • What a night at the KVI Crosscut Conversation!

    ...- KVI Staff
    EVERETT, Wash. -- On the evening of Thursday April 26th, 570 KVI invited our listeners to explore the most pressing political topics in our world today, both local and nationally. The panel included 570 KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur with Crosscut's F
  • Pres. Trump Report Card Grade after 15 months

    ...- KVI Staff
    At the KVI Crosscut Conversation in Everett, those in attendance were given a chance to grade President Trump after 15 months in the White House. We had 44 people who took the time to assign their grades and submit written comments for Trump's report card
  • The struggle to help Seattle's homeless

    ...- KVI Staff
    Homeless people dot Seattle streets and beyond in Puget Sound. The tents and make-shift camps are a monument to something that has gone horribly wrong for any number of reasons like drug addiction, domestic abuse, financial distress, mental health, or crim
  • After slew of WA property tax increases, Redmond woman wants relief

    ...- KVI Staff
    I've been talking to people from Seattle, Burien, all over this area, all over King County and even some areas outside of King County that experienced these huge (property tax) increases. Anywhere from 19 to 31% and these are people on fixed incomes, says
  • Confluence of Burien crime stories that defy explanation

    ...- KVI Staff
    Most crime stories tend to defy explanation for those of us that are prone to following the law and respecting others, but two attacks in Burien WA within 24 hours on Wednesday caught the attention of KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson.Really stunning an
  • KVI Tough Questions: when do juvenile criminals deserve a 2nd chance?

    ...- KVI Staff
    A lot of times when you put kids through the criminal justice system, they come out worse, says the chief prosecutor of King County's juvenile division, Jimmy Hung.Juvenile criminals in Seattle and King County may avoid incarceration under a restorative
  • The careful but resolute process of helping a Seattle homeless woman off the street

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur pledged to offer help to a homeless woman named Melissa they interviewed on April 10, 2018. With the help of Denny Hancock from Mamma's Hands homeless shelters in Bellevue, the effort to find permanent shelter for Melis
  • KVI Interview: "Melissa" from Seattle homeless tent 'mansion'

    ...- KVI Staff
    We're victims of circumstance at this point and we're just trying to live and not be miserable., the homeless woman in Seattle who calls herself Melissa tells KVI.Melissa was featured in a story earlier this week by Q13 News about the homeless mansion sh
  • Bathrooms and car parking fuel dispute over Kent light rail construction

    ...- KVI Staff
    The city of Kent and Sound Transit are in some disagreement over design plans for two new light rail stations that will be built starting next year.KOMO's Carleen Johnson reports the Kent City Council president Bill Boyce continues working with Sound Trans
  • Dennis Miller brings political satire to Tacoma this weekend

    ...- KVI Staff
    When asked to define his politics, Dennis Miller tells KVI's Kirby Wilbur he's common sense but continues, in today's America with the lockstep being preached on the Left that makes me whatever a right winger is, but quite frankly I'm just sorta common se
  • Seattle homeless forum panel agrees: status quo isn't working

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle's approach to homeless and heroin drug addicted people clearly isn't working but that's about the only thing that a panel of people working on homelessness issues can agree on during a campus forum at The University of Washington.The forum Address
  • KVI Report Card: Grade President Trump's performance

    ...- KVI Staff
    President Donald Trump Report Card by KVI AM 570 on Scribd
  • Hold on to your wallet if you drive into Seattle: mayor proposes congestion pricing

    ...- Producer Phil Vandervort
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan intends to tax cars and trucks driving into Seattle in order to reduce carbon emissions.Here's the press release Durkan's office just issued about today's announcement (note the syntax error in the press release headline):Mayor
  • Education, school choice at forefront of civil rights 50 yrs after MLK assassination

    ...- KVI Staff
    A half century after the murder of civil rights icon, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, America yearns for answers and solutions about racial equality .Look to education says African-American Washington State Representative, Eric Pettigrew (D-Seattle
  • Who hates Amazon more: Trump or Sawant?

    ...- Producer Philip Vandervort
    Some random thoughts from the last 24 hours of news in Seattle...Seattle City Councilwoman, Kshama Sawant, and her acolytes in Marxist political activism have been community organizing as hard as they can to pass a $150 million 'employee head tax' to raise
  •  High speed rail through Seattle: Is it hubris or is Gov. Jay Inslee clueless?

    ...- Phil Vandervort
    hubris?(h)yo?obr?s/noun: hubrisexcessive pride or self-confidence.synonyms:arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, self-importance, egotism, pomposity, superciliousness, superiority;Commentary by producer Phil Vandervort:“We have the advantage of going to school
  • Film director sounds the alarm for Seattle & WA gov't over-spending

    ...- KVI Staff
    We're heading toward California territory and that's why I really got involved, said Christopher Rufo whopenned this op-ed for the Seattle Times urging a new look at fiscal restraint by local and state government.After escaping California to arrive in Se
  • WA 'pay per mile' pilot program comes off as Orwellian data collection

    ...- KVI Staff
    After receiving a first round of pilot program data collection for the Washington State Department of Transportation's proposed pay per mile tax to likely replace a gas tax, KVI's John Carlson expresses his concern about how extensive the data collection i
  • Seattle's supervised heroin injection site plan appears to be faltering

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle's plan for a supervised heroin injection site may be reduced to an RV to serve as a mobile facility because the Seattle City Council and supportive health officials are having a difficult time coming up with a brick and mortar location, according t
  • Join us for the KVI Crosscut Conversation on April 26th!

    ...- KVI Staff
    A united front is the best way to tackle today’s biggest issues!Join us for the KVI Crosscut Conversation, where we’ll discuss the major issues facing us as a nation, a state and a region. Moderated by KOMO Newsradio’s Manda Factor, this panel will feature
  • Gov. Inslee vetoes public records exemption law after voter outcry

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a bill that overwhelmingly passed the State House and Senate but which generated an outpouring of local news media and voter criticism for exempting state elected Legislators in the Olympia capital from public records
  • Thursday CPAC Guests

    ...- KVI Staff
    The following is a list of guests who joined John and Kirby live this morning from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Click each hour to listen to the podcast.6AM HOURKatie HopkinsAlex Stone, ABC NewsLars Larson7AM HOURMichele Rigby Assa
  • KVI Exclusive: anti-Trump/anti-FA suspected of U-District attack

    ...- KVI Staff
    Following the arrest of five anti-Trump protesters at the University of Washington's Red Square a videographer tells KVI that he captured the images of several assault suspects fleeing Seattle Police officers in a car after attacking a man who attended a
  • 2007 truck emissions rule is wrecking havoc on drivers at Tacoma & Seattle ports

    ...- KVI Staff
    A large group of African immigrant truck drivers in Puget Sound, who drive for meager wages, are being ensnared in a 2007 federal law requiring lower diesel truck emission levels to promote cleaner air.KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur interviewed an Is
  • KVI's "Steak of the Union": A 'Presidential' Night To Remember

    ...- KVI Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash -- 570 KVI hosted the Steak of the Union event on Tuesday evening for the first time in many years. Listeners joined us at Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue for a wonderful steak dinner and a viewing party for President Donald Trump's State of the
  • ICYMI--KVI's "Steak Of The Union" post speech analysis

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson co-anchored an hour long KVI Steak Of The Union broadcast after Pres. Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech to discuss, debate and analyze the big moments from the speech. The live broadcast was held at Daniels'
  • KVI interview: Is this the death of the death penalty?

    ...- KVI Staff
    Citing the cost of lengthy appeals and other states where defendants were railroaded by dubious prosecutions or evidence, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg tells KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson it is time for Washington to repeal its death penalty
  • KVI interview: U.S political discourse is akin to "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

    ...- KVI staff
    Author/podcaster/reporter Andrew Klavan delivers this superb essay about the Trump era and the current American political atmosphere. It boils down to the politically correct character assassination between Democrats and Republicans.It usually results in
  • Deal finally reached for WA capital budget and "Hirst" water decision

    ...- KVI Staff
    Republican and Democratic legislative leaders in Olympia have just announced, according to The News Tribune, an agreement to resolve the dispute between enacting a $4 billion construction budget that will provide for jobs and more government services whil
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